Jaroslav Kubera in Prague in 2019 via Wikimedia / David Sedlecký

Czech Senate chairman Jaroslav Kubera dies suddenly at age 72

Jaroslav Kubera (Civic Democrats, ODS), the chairman of the Senate, the upper house of Czech parliament, passed away unexpectedly in Teplice today

Prague, Jan 20 (CTK) – Jaroslav Kubera (Civic Democrats, ODS), the chairman of the Senate, the upper house of Czech parliament, and a long-term mayor of Teplice died in this North Bohemian town all of a sudden today at the age of 72 years, Senate press secretary Sue Nguyen has told CTK.

The cause of death were health troubles, she said without elaborating.

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According to CTK sources, Kubera suffered from nausea in his senator’s office in Teplice this morning and he died after the transport to hospital.

ODS deputy chairman and senator group head Milos Vystrcil announced the death of Kubera, one of the most distinctive faces of the senior opposition ODS, on Twitter at noon.

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Kubera was famous for his sometimes controversial statements, in which he did not mince his words. He was mainly critical of the EU functioning, subsidies, feminists and environmental movements.

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Kubera was the mayor of Teplice from 1994 till 2018 and a senator from 2000. He became a Senate deputy head in 2016 and two years later, he was elected its chairman.

Kubera was considering his presidential candidacy against Milos Zeman in 2017. In the same year, he got the role of president Edvard Benes in the film Toman.

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